Salisbury residents attend community meeting discussing school district’s progress post settlement
SALISBURY, Md. – Residents in Salisbury attended a community meeting to discuss the progress Wicomico County Public Schools have made since they agreed to a settlement with the United States Department of Justice. The settlement required the school district to create a “positive and inclusive learning environment in each and every school.” Currently officials say the settlement agreement will remain in effect until the end of this school year, but some residents say they haven’t seen much progress and the school needs more time. They add that they’re willing to fight to make sure every student is treated equally.
“It’s really important for the community to show up for the students to show for the youth because at the end of the day these youth are still going through the lanes that the government, and the school board are putting for them so we need help and we really need to have more of a presence when we’re trying to lead them,” said community activist Amber Green.
The settlement agreement is set to remain in effect until June 30, 2019. But some community members say they’ll be asking the DOJ for an extension so more concerns can be addressed and fixed.